As we celebrate the New Year, we have lined up the most exciting songs that wowed music lovers across the globe recently. These five songs made to the top of the charts globally in the final week of the preceding year.
1) Sweet but Psycho - Ava Max
The song 'Sweet but Psycho' by American singer and songwriter Ava Max came out last August. The track is about a girl who is not afraid to reveal all aspects of her character.
It is also about a guy loving her as she is. She is misunderstood in the relationship and is deemed to be slowly turning crazy. But in reality she's just a strong, independent women.
2) Without Me – Halsey
'Without me' is a song by American singer and songwriter Halsey. It focuses on how poorly she was treated in a relationship, even when she was supporting her partner.
Ultimately the record is a mix of anger, empowerment and sorrow. Halsey has co-wrote this song with the Justin Timberlake, Louis Bell, Delacey and Amey Allen.
3) Thank u, Next – Ariana Grande
'Thank u, Next' is a song by American singer Ariana Grande. Ariana discusses about the themes of self-love, growth, and empowerment after a breakup. She also makes a reference about her recent relationships and isn't afraid to give out their names.
“Thank u, next” is Ariana's highest charting single to date. Additionally, it was the first song by a lead female artiste to debut on top of the US charts since Adele's “Hello” in 2015.
4) Sunflower – Swae Lee and Post Malone
'Sunflower' is a song performed by American Rappers Post Malone and Swae Lee for the soundtrack to the film 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse'.
It marks the second collaboration between Malone and Lee. A sunflower is a symbol of loyalty and longevity because of its ability to retain its beauty despite adverse environmental factors. The 'Sunflower' in the lyrics refers to a woman who's shown persistence, despite a lack of affection for her.
5) Happier – Marshmello and Bastille
'Happier' is a song by American producer Marshmello and British band Bastille. It is the highest charting single for Marshmello.
This single tells us the story of someone reflecting on a failing relationship. Both Marshmello and Bastille acknowledges the pain of seeing their partner with someone else, however they know that the only way to make their true love happy is to leave them.
(Compiled by Joseph Punnen)